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Researchers warn that Samsung's SmartThings platform is too hacker-friendly

A new report claims that hackers can use phishing and malware-based attacks to take over locks and alarms connected to Samsung's smart-home platform.

By May 2, 2016


iPhones vulnerable to malware right out of the box

Though iPhones tweaked by users have been hit by malicious software before, the new "AceDeceiver" malware, spotted in China, can infect factory-configured iPhones.

By March 16, 2016


Ding-dong: Ring's security flaw welcomes hackers to your front door

A flaw in the Ring Video Doorbell's design leaves its customers susceptible to network hacks.

By January 13, 2016


Your iPhone or Mac could be hacked with one iMessage

Security gaps in almost every version of iOS and OS X make your Apple device vulnerable to attack.

By July 21, 2016


Target back on naughty list with another security vulnerability

Did you make a wish list on Target's mobile app? Well Ho ho ho, your phone number and address are publicly accessible thanks to a newly discovered flaw.

By December 15, 2015


Could Hello Barbie become the plaything of hackers? Turns out toys are vulnerable, too

Mattel's chatty doll could give up sensitive information, while a hacker has already swiped children's pictures and personal info from toymaker VTech. Experts say Internet-connected toys are rife with security problems.

By December 2, 2015


Hackers could sniff out your passwords if you're typing nearby

The keysniffer attack picks up your passwords when you type on a wireless keyboard. But hackers have to sneak up pretty close to make it work.

By July 26, 2016


iPhones and Macs may be at risk due to iMessage

A researcher says a significant number of devices are vulnerable to hacking via image files.

By July 22, 2016


iMessage flaw could compromise iPhones, iPads, Macs (CNET Update)

Double-check what version of iOS and OS X you are running because outdated versions carry a huge vulnerability.

By July 22, 2016


Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

With two new "Stagefright" vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn't simple.

By October 1, 2015